Tequila Aficionado Media Announces the 2015 Brands Of Promise Award Winners!

Honors Bestowed During LIVE Blab Webcast For Immediate Release! March 14, 2016, San Antonio, TX—Tequila Aficionado Media’s Third Annual 2015 Brands Of Promise© Awards were broadcast LIVE on Blab in Tequila, Mezcal and other assorted agave-related categories. See the full list of medal recipients here. @TequilaAficion Announces #2015BOP Medal Winners! Click To Tweet Among the … Read more Tequila Aficionado Media Announces the 2015 Brands Of Promise Award Winners!

2015 Brands of Promise

2015 Brands of Promise Awards Nominees Special Categories Organic Tequila (Blanco) One With Life Tequila Liqueur 1921 La Crema 15%ABV Most Improved (Comeback Player) Demetrio Agave Wine Nectar Blends Agave Spirit Revel Avila triple distilled (blanco, reposado, 80 proof, 40% ABV) añejo–48% 96 proof   Packaging Tequila Packaging   Ambhar   Aguila Real   Malinalli … Read more 2015 Brands of Promise

De La Tierre Tequila Maple Cinnamon Truffles

Tequila Test Kitchen After judging some stupendous Suerte Tequila Truffles by Piece, Love & Chocolate for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards, I decided to take truffles to the Tequila Test Kitchen.  The people at De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila were kind enough to provide us with samples for experimenting, so I made a variation … Read more De La Tierre Tequila Maple Cinnamon Truffles

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more 2014 Brands of Promise

Diva Tequila Truffles Recipe

Tequila Test Kitchen After judging some stupendous Suerte Tequila Truffles by Piece, Love & Chocolate for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards, I decided to take truffles to the Tequila Test Kitchen.  Since the folks at Diva Tequila were kind enough to provide us with a sample for experimenting, I decided to create Diva Tequila … Read more Diva Tequila Truffles Recipe

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant–It’s In The Blood

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant’s humble beginning exemplifies the meaning of the Latino American Dream.  Voted a Reader’s Choice award for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2014 by the Wichita Eagle, the family owned chain has been in business for nearly 50 years pioneering its style of Mexican cuisine and feeding generations of families in Wichita, Kansas.  On a bustling and muggy Friday … Read more Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant–It’s In The Blood

The Roca Patron Road Show

  Roca Patron Hits The Road All across the country, in carefully selected cities where the beautiful people roam like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco, the Patrón PR machine (which spent a reported $34.1 million in measured media in 2013), is rolling out its new Roca Patrón line of tequilas. Here in … Read more The Roca Patron Road Show

Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2

Blurred Lines Throughout Part 1, we employed the use of more adjectives and descriptors to define, describe and distinguish one booze from another in the same category, as well as to give the illusion that it is actually closer to another booze in the leading categories. Words like award-winning, artisanal, small-run, limited-production, hand-crafted, and boutique … Read more Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how … Read more The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Brands of Promise for Best In Show The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards announcements are finally over.  We finish with the awards for the tequilas that proved to be Best in Show.  So many excellent brands were nominated for the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards but only 3 could be awarded … Read more 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show